Physician and Health Professional Well-being

The Best of Lifestyle Medicine, Positive Psychology and
Well-being Science in One Course.

Having the skills to build and maintain a well-being mindset for yourself and those around you, can profoundly affect your work/life balance. This CME/CE course pairs a unique perspective on personal and organization wellness with a practical approach and useful supporting materials.

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Clinician Burnout is REAL

Research indicates that lack of work satisfaction is a primary cause of burnout. In a recent research study implementing lifestyle medicine as a greater proportion of medical practice was associated with lower likelihood of burnout.
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In 2022, 63% of all physicians report experiencing burnout.

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Suicide rates among female physicians is 130% higher than the general population.

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75% of medical residents meet the definition of burnout


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If you are a clinician who:

  • Knows what it means to be healthy, but finds it challenging to make plans for your own self-care;
  • Struggles with feelings of exhaustion, being mentally distant from your practice/patients, or is experiencing a reduction in daily productivity;
  • Wishes you could do more as a role model and support a work culture that honors self care;
  • Is interested in practical ways to improve your own well-being;

This course is for you.

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In this course you will:

  • Come to understand the importance of our own personal well-being challenges, where you are strong or need to improve, taking into consideration that there could be systemic or institutional limitations that directly or indirectly impose on our ability to support well-being.
  • Be provided with practical lifestyle medicine practices and strategies to practice self-care and create a better work/life balance for – yourself and others.
  • Learn about positive psychology for emotional and physical well-being.
  • Conduct a brief flourishing assessment and develop a personal well-being action plan.
  • Earn 5 hours of CME/CE/MOC.
Kaylan Baban, MD

“This course is filled with actionable, evidence-based strategies that support the individual and their institution to develop durable practices and systems in which all an realize their full potential and thrive.”

Kaylan A. Baban, MD, MPH, DipABLM
Course Faculty

Kristen Pascucci, PhD

Having the skills to build a well-being mindset and a better work/life balance for oneself and others can profoundly affect our own and others’ well-being. This course helps people Influence and shape the culture around them toward a future that supports well-being.

Kristen Pascucci, PhD, MS
Course Faculty

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Complimentary Materials: Train the Trainer Workshop Package

This complimentary course component allows clinicians who have taken the course, the opportunity to easily deliver a Physician and Health Professional Well-being workshop within their own institutions and organizations.  It includes training and workbook materials needed to deliver workshops of various lengths.

The aims of the Train-the-Trainer program workshop are: 1) to help health professionals learn ways to maintain and improve their physical and emotional well-being, manage their stress levels, and achieve flourishing and 2) to inspire physicians and health professionals to apply these lessons with their patients.

We hope that after taking the course, you feel empowered to not only apply the self-care principals that are outlined within the course, but to also share this valuable information with the clinicians in your organization.

Topics Covered in this Course

  • Positive psychology and the connection to Lifestyle Medicine
  • 12 practical steps to enhance personal well-being
  • Applicable research
  • Workplace cultures and organizational strategies that promote well-being of physicians and health professionals
  • Individual leadership skills to create well-being cultures

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Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

For Medicine: Rush University Medical Center designates enduring material for a maximum of 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   

For Nursing: Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.00 nursing contact hour(s). 

For Pharmacy: Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge-based enduring material for a maximum of 5.00 contact hour(s) for pharmacists.   

For Psychologists: Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for 5.00 CE credits in psychology.   

For Dieticians: This enduring material has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 5.00CPEUs.   

For Social Work: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Rush University Medical Center is approved to offer social work continuing education buy the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved continuing education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 5.00 general continuing education credits.   

For physical therapy or occupational therapy: Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy/occupational therapy by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.00 continuing education credits for physical therapists/ occupational therapists.  

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participation completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit  

ABLM MOC: The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine has approved 5.0 maintenance of certification credit for this learning activity.  

For AAFP Prescribed Credits: The AAFP has reviewed Physician and Health Professional Well-Being and deemed it acceptable for up to 2.25 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 10/05/2023 to 10/05/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Please note the following topics were not awarded CME credit. Please ensure learners are aware that the following topic does not carry AAFP CME credit:  

  • Healthy Lifestyle Approaches-denied due to eligibility not being evident within the learning objectives as required by the non-clinical requirements. 
  • Positive Psychology and Other Well-Being Approaches- denied due to eligibility not being evident within the learning objectives as required by the non-clinical requirements. 

For NBC-HWCs: The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) has approved 5 continuing education credits for this learning activity: CEA-000127-1. 

As a provider of continuing education, Rush University Medical Center asks everyone who has the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity to disclose information about all of their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. There is no minimum financial threshold; individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies. Individuals must disclose regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any potential conflicts of interest prior to the start of the activity. All information disclosed must be shared with the participants/learners prior to the start of the educational activity.   

Unapproved Uses of Drugs/Devices: In accordance with requirements of the FDA, the audience is advised that information presented in this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please refer to the FDA approved package insert for each drug/device for full prescribing/utilization information.   

The course director(s), planner(s), faculty, and reviewer(s) of this activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 

Who will benefit from this 5-hour course? 

This program is designed to provide education on positive psychology and lifestyle medicine for physicians and health professionals. This course is applicable to physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, registered dietitians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, health care executives, students, trainees and other health care professionals. It is intended for those who want to learn more about the implementation of positive psychology and lifestyle medicine for personal well-being. 

What is the format of the content? 

The course is composed of four lectures and is five hours in length in total. The course is completed online via the ACLM Learning Management System. Users are able to click through the voice-over module slides at their own pace and complete corresponding quizzes. Interactive scenarios, images and case studies have been added to enhance the experience. 

Is this content accredited for CME? 

Yes, this 5-hour course is accredited to provide 5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Additionally, this course provides up to 5 Maintenance of Certification (MOC)points for American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM), and 5 MOC credits for the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (ABLM) and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) certification. 

Will I receive a certificate of completion? 

Yes, all participants who complete the full 5-hour course and pass the post-module quizzes and complete the course surveys will be eligible to receive an online CME/CE certificate of completion. 

I’m a pharmacist, registered nurse, registered dietitian, physician assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist, respiratory therapist, social worker, speech therapist or audiologist; may I receive credit for this content? 

Yes! See details below, under the “Accreditation” dropdown tab.  

How recent is the content? 

The program was just developed and launched September 2020 and re-launched with updated content October 2022. The content reflects the recent work in this field. Faculty will be updating the content on a regular basis, and enrollees have 1-year access to the program. 

Will updates to this content be available soon? 

Yes, updates to the training program will be made on an ongoing basis. 

How long do I have access to the content? 

Course purchasers will have access to the online course for one year. 

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